Coffee Time News 08/05/15

Civil War cast announced, Infinity War writers confirmed, Arrow/Flash Spinoff given an official synopsis and Nintendo is making money again.

Film

News on the Captain America Civil War front (out of interest, do I need to keep using Captain America Civil War, or do you all know what I’m talking about when I say Civil War?), days after the casting of Martin Freeman (whose role we still don’t know for sure), the entire cast list has been announced for the third Captain America film. Along with those we knew of (most of the main cast from Phase 2 minus the Thor gang) we also get a confirmation of Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang (Ant-man) which is reassuring to hear, as well as William Hurt’s General Ross who you might remember from The Incredible Hulk. Whether this is all we’re going to see (a notable absence is Spiderman as well as most of SHIELD) is still unknown, as there’s still the hope of Daredevil returning from his Netflix series on top of it all.

Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight almost didn’t happen, if you remember, after a script leak last year Tarantino almost put an end to the entire project, but now that’s not the case and we get the first look at some of the cast thanks to a cover of Entertainment Weekly.

Avengers Infinity War (Part 1 and 2) will film back to back, we know this, over 90 days, but more exciting is the fact that the entire film will be shot in IMAX, This will be the first time an entire film has been shot in this way. On top of that, it’s been officially confirmed that Winter Soldier writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will rejoin with the Russo brothers to write the next Avengers event.

Television

Everything you love is getting renewed! I’m talking Agent Carter (se2), I’m talking Agents of SHIELD (se3), I’m talking The Flash (se2) and Arrow (se4), I’m talking Last Man on Earth (se2), I’m NOT talking the Mindy Project, because that got cancelled by Fox. But it’s not all doom and gloom, because it could make the jump to Video on Demand with a two season deal with Hulu.

So we’ve had things that have been renewed, what about the stuff that didn’t even get off the ground? Well, good news for those who thought the television side of the MCU was getting a bit crowded; the Hunter/Bobbi Morse spin off has been cancelled, but as mentioned above, Agent Carter is coming back and so is Agents of SHIELD.

The Arrow/Flash spinoff Legends of Tomorrow has got a season order, as well as a series synopsis, and it features TIME TRAVEL (because that definitely won’t puncture holes in any canon) here’s the official synopsis: – When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? – The show will introduce Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who) as Rip Hunter as well as introducing (and reintroducing) various characters from the DC universe.

Games

James will be happy to know that Nintendo is profitable again! That’s about it, just James. But it’s in part due to depreciation of the Yen against the Dollar… something something economy, and I imagine the Amiibo craze and Majora’s Mask didn’t hurt either.

House of Wolves, the next Destiny expansion is bringing a lot of neat things to the series from the sounds of it, and to take a look at some of the specifics (like the new 3 man fireteam vs gladiator arena style Prison of Elders) over at Kotaku.

Next week we should learn a bit more about the next Assassins’ Creed game, which is set in Victorian England (We think). By next week, we mean Tuesday, so stay tuned for that.

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